The Defence Force is refusing to investigate claims by a 24-year-old Cuban woman that she was raped and impregnated by one of its officers while at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.
Author Archives: Tribune 242
The current administration is showing shades of hypocrisy as they flounder about, trying to suppress facts on the Cuban abuse scandal, yet they were so adamant about not suppressing facts when it worked in their favour.
The Freedom of Information Act was passed by the FNM Government shortly before last year’s election, which swept the FNM from power. Since then, it has gone AWOL – missing without leave.
“All detainees are treated with respect and in accordance with all applicable conventions and with human dignity and courtesy.”
A Defence Force marine admitted that Cuban detainees at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre were punched, kicked and beaten with sticks and pvc pipes until they screamed.
Documents reveal that the Government proposed a 21-year lease of reclaimed Crown Land at Nygard Cay, with an annual rental rate of $25,000.
A 22-year-old man accused of murdering a two-year-old infant was not required to enter a plea to the murder charge he faced when arraigned in Magistrate’s Court.
Human rights activists have questioned how thorough an investigation into allegations of abuse at Carmichael Road detention centre would be if those who claim to have been victims are facing deportation.
A $500 million alternative energy project pledged that its sea turbines could “generate as much power as this country could ever hope for”, and at rates 50 per cent below the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) existing tariffs.